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Pride Mountain Vineyards Claret Reserve 2003

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“Big, beefy, rich flavors and superb intensity,” said Robert Parker, referring to the 2003 Reserve Claret. Loaded with rich, ripe cherries, cassis, chocolate and espresso character, this outstanding and much sought after Merlot-based blend (2/3 Merlot and 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon), is proof that fine wine connoisseurs know not to take advice on what to drink from the movies!

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Pride Mountain Vineyards:
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-siz... Read more
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery that blends smoothly into its mountainous surroundings and California heritage. The charming and unpretentious tasting room offers guests the opportunity to sample the latest vintages while chatting with the gracious and knowledgeable staff. County regulations require that visitors hold a prior appointment. Read less

Member Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Claret Reserve

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Snooth User: bnels210
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/28/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/09/2009

Gave it five hours of air. The nose alone was intoxicating with raspberry jam, autumnal spices, tobacco, cocoa and a bit of cedar. Full and sensuous on the palate showing currant, blueberry and violets with a long staying finish.


Snooth User: minocencio
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/29/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: haonusa
9753867
2.00 5
11/14/2008

Two glasses


Snooth User: Salmanazar99
4049319
4.50 5
Vintage: 2002 01/14/2009

One of the best Napa Cab blends I've ever had. The slight cinnamon flavor just about rocked my world.


Snooth User: Kemp Cellar
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 12/18/2011

Buzz - Susan Paffit 2010 tasting


Snooth User: 722
785808
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 07/12/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Claret Reserve

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 07/28/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2005 09/22/2010

From the barrel, the gorgeous 2005 Reserve Claret should turn out to be a top-notch example of Pride Mountain winemaking. It possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as notes of black raspberries, espresso, sweet cherries, and notions of cedar as w... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 93-96From the barrel, the gorgeous 2005 Reserve Claret should turn out to be a top-notch example of Pride Mountain winemaking. It possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as notes of black raspberries, espresso, sweet cherries, and notions of cedar as well as graphite. Full-bodied with strong tannins, a velvety texture, a voluptuous, long mouthfeel, and a 45+ second finish, this gorgeous 2005 should age for 15 or more years.Wine Tasting NotesPlum jam, strawberry, kirsh, cocoa and maple syrup candy flavors present a beguiling introduction to a multi-dimensional wine that is both playful and serious. Silky and voluptuous up front, round through the mid-palate, and powerful in the finish, this wine is our classic blend of 2/3 expressive Lower Mountain Top Clone 3 Merlot balanced with 1/3 of our resolute Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The 2005 vintage presented us with near ideal growing conditions for our dense, mountain-top style. The Reserve Claret is quite approachable in its youth, but bold enough to cellar for 15 years.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2004 09/22/2010

The strength of the 2005 vintage at Pride is again noticeable when one compares some of the lower level Cabernet Sauvignons with the 2004 Reserve Claret. While the latter wine (89% from Sonoma and 11% from Napa) is outstanding, it is not as good as t... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/20/2011

A barrel sample of the black/purple-tinged 2003 Reserve Claret (two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon) does not reveal the silkiness of the 2002, but it boasts big, beefy, rich flavors and superb intensity. Although not as profound as th... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2003 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2002 06/20/2014

...Knockout nose combines currant cedar licorice and tobacco. Large-scaled thick and rich with compelling density and sweetness. This has superb depth and an intriguing minerality... Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2002 06/20/2014

The 2002 Reserve Claret possesses a lush texture as well as a huge upfront flamboyant bouquet of vanilla spice box blueberries white chocolate licorice and toasty oak. This 400-case blend of two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant yet incredibly rich dense and seamless. It is drinking beautifully and should continue to do so for 12-14 years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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“Big, beefy, rich flavors and superb intensity,” said Robert Parker, referring to the 2003 Reserve Claret. Loaded with rich, ripe cherries, cassis, chocolate and espresso character, this outstanding and much sought after Merlot-based blend (2/3 Merlot and 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon), is proof that fine wine connoisseurs know not to take advice on what to drink from the movies!

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